From one peanut butter lover to another, I think I got this one covered with these Peanut Butter Reese’s Cream Cheese Cookie Bars.
Yummy, rich peanut butter cookie layers loaded with chunks of Reese’s peanut butter cups and a smooth cream cheese filling!!
Phat Pants, get ready to rumble!
Would YOU turn peanut butter & Reese’s Cup cookies entertwined with cream cheese down?
I couldn’t resist, I’m weak and sort of a dessert glutton, that’s why I post these goodies. You know this! And.I.ate.too.much!
I could have easily eaten more, but I had Ultimate Banana Cake with Fluffy Nutella & Toffee Frosting I was snacking on too, and between the two desserts, battling for my attention, something had to give. Voila, Phat Pants!
After about 3 days of torture, pretending that I wasn’t sneaking bites during commercials and whatever excuse I could come up with, I came to the conclusion that ‘They’ and I had to be separated for good, for awhile. Except the out of mind part didn’t work out very well. I still kept thinking about them, my new bestest friends in the land.
Good Eats! Here’s the recipe for Peanut Butter Reese’s Cream Cheese Cookie Bars! And share if you dare!
Kind of have a Peanut Butter addiction? 🙂
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Would you turn luscious, rich peanut butter & Reese cup cookie bars intertwined with velvety cream cheese filling down?
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ⅓ teaspoon salt
- ⅔ cup unsalted butter softened
- ½ cup peanut butter
- ⅔ cup brown sugar
- ⅓ cup granulated sugar
- 1 large egg room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ⅓ cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 20 to 30 mini Reese's Cups chopped up & divided into two groups
- 8 oz . cream cheese softened
- ⅓ cup powdered sugar
- 1 egg at room temperature
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
In another bowl, using mixer, beat the butter, peanut butter, and sugars, until smooth and fluffy.
Add egg and vanilla extract and combine until mixed.
Gradually add the flour mixture into the wet mixture mixing well after each addition.
Cream cheese filling: In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, egg, powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth.
Spread ⅔ of the cookie dough in the bottom of the 8-inch baking dish.
Add one half of the Reese's cup, chopped on top of cookie dough.
Spread the cream cheese mixture over the dough/Reese's cup layer.
Using your fingers, crumble the remaining dough over the top of the cream cheese layer.
Add the other half of the Reese's cups, chopped and sprinkle the mini chocolate chips on top.
Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
Remove foil and bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, or until it is lightly browned on top and the cream-cheese layer is set.
Cool on a wire rack. Cut and store leftover bars in refrigerator.